Room on the Broom Companion Pack!

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I’m excited to introduce my newest product: Room on the Boom Vocabulary Book Companion Pack!  This is a book companion packet for the book Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. It’s a darling story about a witch on a broom who keeps dropping things! It’s a perfect story for October and Halloween.  Continue reading

Friday Faves: 9/20/13

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Here are my faves!  Have a great weekend!

1) Consonantly Speaking posted some great books for SLPs listed by target category.  Thanks for the awesome resource!

2)  123 Home School 4 Me posted a bunch of darling craft ideas for Halloween.  It’s a great resource if you’re looking for some Halloween craftivity ideas!

3)  LOVE this idea from Carrie’s Speech Corner!  It’s synonym barometers, and it’s FREE!  What a great way to target the Common Core aligned goal of subtlety of meaning in synonyms! Continue reading

Speech & Language Assessment Checklist!

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Hey everyone, I’m excited to share a new product that I have available for you!  It my Speech & Language Assessment Checklist!  This is a 21 page speech & language checklist for the most common speech and language goals used in speech therapy for elementary aged children. Continue reading

Friday Faves: 9/6/13

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Here’s the faves for the week.  Have a great weekend!

1) I have a new product to share with you!  It’s my Comprehensive & Information Syntax Assessment!  I’m very excited about it, so feel free to check out my post about it here.

2)  Look Who’s Talking wrote a great post with several new/different get to know you games!  If you’re still in the first days of therapy, this might be fun to check out! Continue reading

Treatment Tip Tuesday! Take Home Tasks

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Welcome to the first installment of Treatment Tip Tuesday!  My goal is to post a therapy-related post each Tuesday, so here’s my tip for this week!  A few weeks ago, I was reading speech blogs, and I came across the idea of using Take-Home Tasks with students.  I have looked for the original post to give credit, and I can’t find it, so if anyone knows of the original post, please let me know!  Anyway, the idea is to have several different speech and language worksheets available for all different targets: articulation, vocabulary, describing, conversation, etc.  The students then grab whichever worksheet they would like, and take it home and work on it with their families.  I like this idea for a couple of reasons: Continue reading

Comprehensive, Informal Syntax Assessment!

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I’m sooo excited to share a new product I have created with you!  It’s my Comprehensive & Informal Syntax Assessment!  Have you ever noticed there doesn’t seem to be a good, comprehensive syntax assessment anywhere!?  Standardized tests only test a handful of forms, and I have yet to find a comprehensive resource on the market, so I decided to make one!  I’m so excited about this, because there is nothing else quite like it out there (at least I haven’t been able to find anything), so I’m hoping this can be a valuable addition to your materials collection! Continue reading

Friday Faves: 8/16/13

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Here are my faves from the week.  Have a great weekend!

1)  I found this great SLP goal bank with hundreds of different speech & language goals.  Check it out here. Continue reading

Friday Faves: 8/9/13

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Here’s this week’s faves!  I know a bunch of you are headed back to school this week and next week!  Good luck with all the craziness that comes with the beginning of a school year!

1)  I wrote the second of a two-post series about phonological awareness activities.  Check it out here!

2)  Speech Time Fun posted a great series this week providing information about different target areas for speech and language.  I especially liked this post about syntax.  Thanks for the helpful information!

3)  Teach Speech 365 posted some great ideas to help with that beast of all beasts, articulation carryover!  Check it out here.

4)  Tatyana from Smart Speech Therapy wrote a fantastic post about the importance of Differential Diagnosis.  It’s such a great reminder to all of us to take the time to get it right!

Until next time,

Aersta Acerson
A Utah Speech Therapist

Precision Timing

OK, who out there has heard of Precision Timing?  It’s kind of old school, and from what I’ve heard, it disappeared for a little while when speech therapists began pulling away from drill practice.  Well, it’s making a come back because research has shown that (surprise!) lots and lots and lots of practice is really what determines whether or not a child will show progress for a specific goal!  Go figure. Continue reading

Friday Faves: 8/2/13

For some crazy reason, my Friday Faves image won’t upload.  So, here’s my Friday Faves without my “Friday Faves.”  Please forgive.  🙂

1) The Speech Place wrote an awesome post about using comic strips in therapy.  I love this idea!  Why didn’t I think of it?!  No matter, I started collecting comic strips this week and I am filing them away to use later with my language kids!

2) Rae’s Speech Spot has a verbs packet FREEBIE at her TPT store.  It’s a great little packet, and you can find it here!

3)  Jen from Crazy Speech World wrote a guest post for Playing With Words 365 about doing speech practice in the car.  Love this idea, because I think it could work well for so many parents!

4) Speech 2 U wrote a fantastic post about using the game MASH to target categorization in therapy!  Did you ever play MASH in elementary school?  I did, all the time, but I’d completely forgotten about the game until I saw this great post.  What a great idea!

That’s it, have a great weekend!

Until next time,

Aersta Acerson
A Utah Speech Therapist